Sunday, July 6, 2003

Three reasons to see Rock the Mic Tour

Catch rapper 50 Cent on this summer's biggest hip-hop tour, "Rock the Mic," Wednesday at Riverbend.

50 Cent
1. "Rock the Mic" is the All-Star Game of rap, combining hip-hop's hottest ticket - gangsta rapper 50 Cent - with the nearly as hot Jay-Z and rap veteran Snoop Dogg. Add rising stars Fabolous and Bonecrusher and it's the best rap has to offer.

2. While it's 50 Cent's fourth local date this year, it's his first with serious competition. Can he stand up to the rhyme assault of his heavyweight tour mates?

3. Jay-Z's girlfriend Beyonce may come along for the ride.

If you go

What: "Rock the Mic" with 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Fabolous and Bonecrusher

Where: Riverbend

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday

Tickets: $26.50 lawn; $45 and $55 pavilion

Larry Nager

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